Westminster Election 2019

Edinburgh Greens are standing candidates in all 5 seats in the city and supporting our candidate in Livingston too.

With climate scientists giving us just a decade to make radical cuts to emissions, Greens believe that climate action must take centre place in the election debate. The Scottish Greens are the only party that have a plan that would tackle the climate emergency, transforming the economy, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs in green industries, and slashing emissions. Read more about our Scottish Green New Deal here.

The loudest and clearest way to demand climate action is to vote Scottish Greens on 12 December.

Click to read why this election must be the climate election.

Read our candidates’ blogs and news here. Check Edinburgh branch facebook and Twitter for campaign updates.

Who are the Green candidates for Edinburgh?

Edinburgh East
Support Claire’s crowdfunder

Claire has served as Green councillor for Edinburgh City Centre ward since 2017, working hard for the people in her ward and across the city. Claire has a strong record of defending the rights of EU citizens in Scotland and speak up in favour of immigration. She offers a fresh, common sense and future-focused approach to politics, and puts climate at the top of the agenda.

Contact Claire:
e   claire.miller@scottishgreens.org.uk 
t   @CllrCMiller
f   @CllrCMiller

Edinburgh North and Leith
Support Steve’s crowdfunder

Steve has been Green councillor for Southside/Newington ward since 2007. He has extensive experience in leading on Green issues within the Council, in particular on the Climate Emergency. The UK Government’s woeful response to the Climate Emergency is top of Steve’s agenda.

Contact Steve:
t   @SteveAMBurgess 
f   @steveamburgess

Edinburgh South
Support Kate’s crowdfunder

Kate is Co-convenor of the Edinburgh Greens and the party’s International Committee. Kate is an experienced campaigner and public speaker, working as a facilitator for charities and community organisations in Scotland and globally. She is keen to engage in conversations about arms manufacturing and export, creating safe passages for asylum seekers, and building a feminist, human rights-based foreign policy.

Contact Kate:
t   @katenevens
f   @katenevensSGP

Edinburgh South West
Support Ben’s crowdfunder

Current Co-convenor of Edinburgh Greens and former Co-Chair of the Young Greens of England and Wales, Ben has a long history of activism and campaigning on Green issues. From fighting climate change, resisting Brexit and supporting trans / non-binary rights, Ben is a believer in social and environmental justice. He currently works two part time jobs as a Volunteer Coordinator for a Scotland-wide disability housing charity and shop manager for a Fairtrade shop.

Contact Ben:
e   ben.parker@scottishgreens.org.uk
t   @benparker18
f   @benparkerSGP

Edinburgh West
Support Elaine’s crowdfunder

Elaine’s career path has been wide and varied, taking in both the public and private sectors in senior project management and marketing / communications roles. Communicating the radical and unique Green message in voter-friendly language is Elaine’s particular strength.

Contact Elaine:
e   elaine.gunn@scottishgreens.org.uk
f   @elaine.gunn.33886

Support Cameron’s crowdfunder

Cameron is one of West Lothian’s leading young campaigners on the major issues of our time: the climate emergency and the right wing populism which has fuelled Brexit. He already has many hours under his belt talking to people on the doorsteps in and around Livingston, and is Convenor of the West Lothian Greens.

Contact Cameron:
e   cameron.glasgow@scottishgreens.org.uk
t   @CamiGlasgowSGP

Support the Edinburgh Green election campaign!

Elections are expensive, and we haven’t the big business backers of other parties to bankroll us. Could you donate to support your local candidate’s campaign to help us to get the Green message out?  See above for our candidates’ personal campaign crowdfunder.

You can also email the branch with any queries regarding donations: campaigns.edin@scottishgreens.org.uk.

Keen to get active in the election campaign?

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